The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) has released a video of the keynote speech given by the 47th Vice President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the HUPO2017 Global Leadership Gala. Under the gala theme “International Cooperation in the Fight Against Cancer,” Biden recognized cancer as a collection of related diseases, the importance of data sharing and harmonization, and the need for collaboration across scientific disciplines as inflection points in cancer research. Biden acknowledged the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) for pledging to share cancer-related proteogenomic and imaging data hosted by NCI with researchers worldwide.
Inspired by the efforts of the Cancer Moonshot initiative, the event raised awareness of HUPO and its activities, advances in proteomics and its impact on human health, and ICPC that currently comprises 11 countries. ICPC encourages more institutions to join the global partnership. Event speakers preceding Biden included HUPO President Dr. Michael Snyder, Chair of HUPO2017 Local Organizing Committee Dr. Stephen Pennington, and Drs. Henry Rodriguez and Jerry Lee at NCI.
To watch the videos from HUPO2017 Global Leadership Gala click here.
For more information on ICPC, click here.